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The North’s Minister of Justice, Naomi Long, has said her department is willing to administer the scheme. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

The North’s Secretary of State has said the disagreement between the UK government and the Northern Executive over who should pay for a pension scheme(...)

NI First Minister Arlene Foster said the Executive was ‘committed to delivering this pension’. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/PressEye/PA Wire

The North’s First Minister has insisted it is up to the UK government to fund a compensation scheme for victims of the Troubles which has been delaye(...)

If Gerry Adams pursues a compensation case he could be in line for a  six-figure payment.

A decision to provide Gerry Adams with more than £106,000 (€118,000) in legal aid has been defended as legally sound and based on normal criminal appe(...)

Irish News editor Noel Doran said the  support for journalists “sends out a strong message that all the attempts at intimidation will have no effect on our coverage”. File photograph: Getty

A wide range of political and civic society has come out in condemning recent threats against journalists in Northern Ireland. In April, dissident r(...)

Britain’s Northern secretary Brandon Lewis told MPs  the issue was ‘under review’  and he hoped  travellers from Britain would be exempted from this requirement because of the Common Travel Area.  Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

The Government has flatly denied a suggestion by British secretary of state for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis that it is reviewing the requirement fo(...)

File image of Julian Smith at Downing Street in September 2019 in London, England. File photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

The term of the North’s current Executive and Assembly should be prolonged by a year to give the institutions a better chance to succeed, former secre(...)

Speaking at the Northern Ireland Executive’s daily media briefing on Friday, Michelle O’Neill said they had “talked about exit and recovery and how we can move at similar times given that the disease is obviously spreading at a similar way across the island.” Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

A co-ordinated approach to exiting lockdown on the island of Ireland has been discussed between the governments in both jurisdictions, the North’s Dep(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis exceeded his powers in introducing abortion regulations, Stormont’s chief legal adviser has said. It is (...)

DUP First Minister Arlene Foster (left) has rejected Sinn Féin Deputy First Minister (right) Michelle O’Neill’s criticism of the British army being “unilaterally” requested to assist in dealing with the crisis in the North. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire.

Eleven more people have died in Northern Ireland from coronavirus, the Public Health Agency (PHA) reported on Sunday, bringing the total number of con(...)

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill said Sinn Féin would “not rule out any measure necessary to save lives”. File photograph: PA

Sinn Féin has criticised Stormont’s health minister Robin Swann for “unilaterally” requesting assistance from the British army to help deal with the C(...)

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